Abstract

This article introduces the concept of white priority and challenges the false universalism built into the concept of white privilege. Proceeding from the perspective of "trash crit," the article analyzes white domination from the perspective of poor and working class white people. While racial advantages exist for poor and working class white people, the concept of white privilege does not capture them well. The concept of white priority—the sense of coming before another, of not being at "the bottom of the well" (Derrick Bell)—is needed to help America grapple with race and class in a post-Obama era.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2165-8692
Print ISSN
2165-8684
Pages
pp. 171-182
Launched on MUSE
2017-07-17
Open Access
No
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